Campus Stories

Partnership for change
Understanding how to effectively address student alcohol use, especially the increasingly dangerous trends associated with binge drinking, has challenged virtually every educational institution across the country, including the University of Delaware.
Top colleges
Forbes magazine has ranked UD 29th in its listing of top public universities based on what students get out of college.
Soil Is Life
At the inaugural Soil Is Life summer camp this month, 45 students from Serviam Girls Academy spent time on UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources campus learning about the importance of soils.
In students' shoes
Two Lerner College centers have created a new economics and entrepreneurship competition designed for middle school students.
The patient experience
The Patient Experience Academy is teaching a growing number of medical employees in Delaware how to use hospitality industry expertise to provide the best customer service to patients.
Educational value
The University of Delaware has been ranked No. 65 in Money magazine's new ranking of the best colleges and universities in the nation.
An education void
UD professors Henry May and Elizabeth Farley-Ripple have received a $5 million Institute of Education Sciences grant to examine if schools implement education research, and if not, why that is the case.
Blue crab trivia contest
A blue crab trivia contest is now open, with the winner earning a judging position at the Crab Cake Cook-Off to be held during the University of Delaware's annual Coast Day celebration on Oct. 4.
Rain Garden app
Delaware Sea Grant and local partners have adapted a popular Rain Garden app for the Mid-Atlantic region to help homeowners build their own rain gardens and improve Delaware water quality.
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U.S. wind power on course to grow big

Here and Now, July 27, 2015

Jeremy Firestone of UD's School of Marine Science and Policy spoke about why wind power is on course to become one of the country's largest sources of energy, and where the U.S. stands compared with other countries.

'It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's'

Science, July 23, 2015

Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor at UD, was quoted in an article about the surprisingly ordinary microorganisms found deep beneath the ocean floor. She said, "You'd expect microbes from this exotic environment to be unusual, and the discovery that they are similar to familiar microorganisms is 'disconcerting.' It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's."

Wilmington, the city with too many charter schools

WHYY, July 22, 2015

A story about the heavy concentration of charter schools in the city of Wilmington quotes Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy.

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